Gophers Never Trail in 11-2 Win Over Cardinals

Gophers Never Trail in 11-2 Win Over Cardinals

Flamholz Surpasses Anthony as All-Time Assist Leader

March 31, 2007 

WASHINGTON, DC — Goucher made it out of the first quarter today with a 2-1 lead over Catholic, but then reeled off nine unanswered goals on the way to a convincing 11-2 Capital Athletic Conference triumph over the Cardinals.

Goals by Dan Flamholz (Baltimore, MD/Park School) and Brian Hoge (Crofton, MD/Arundel) provided the Gophers (4-4, 3-2 CAC) with a 2-0 lead, but the Cardinals got one of those goals back when Bobby MacArthur tallied an extra-man goal with 4:09 left to play in the first quarter.

By the time Catholic (4-7, 2-5 CAC) scored its second and final goal of the contest more than 33 minutes later, the Gophers had assumed an 11-1 advantage. Five different players scored goals for Goucher in the second period as the Gophers stretched their lead to 7-1.

Flamholz became the all-time leader in career assists at Goucher when he set up an extra-man goal by Sam Fitzpatrick (Littleton, CO/Arapahoe) in the opening minute of the fourth period. With the 94th assist of his career, the senior attackman passed Phil Anthony (1999-2002), who was credited with 93 assists during his four seasons with the Gophers.

Fitzpatrick, Jake Fratella (Wilmington, DE/Brandywine), Hoge and Dave Duff (Westwood, MA/Suffield Academy) all contributed two goals to the victory, which gave Goucher an 11-0 lead in the all-time series between the two schools. Fitzpatrick also picked up a pair of assists.

In addition to surrendering only two goals, starting goalkeeper Austin Main (Berlin, MD/Stephen Decatur) of the Gophers made 14 saves in 57:58.